107457858 d9v3hfqxoaax6 5 - Facebook 'mysteriously locks out Hungarian users'
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Facebook 'mysteriously locks out Hungarian users'

Image copyright David Butykai Image caption A message to a Hungarian Facebook user who has had their account disabled Facebook has been accused of disabling a large number of user accounts in Hungary. One user, David Butykai, told BBC News his Facebook and Instagram accounts had been blocked and between 30 and 40 of his […]

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Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maxine Waters says Facebook has a troubled past A US lawmaker has said Facebook should delay the launch of its Libra crypto-currency – hours after the social network formally announced the project. Libra, set to be launched next year, will let people make payments via Facebook’s apps and WhatsApp. […]

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China loses ground in top supercomputer list

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The second most powerful supercomputer in the world, Sierra, is owned by the US Department of Energy China has fallen behind slightly in the list of the world’s top 500 supercomputers, which is published every six months. The US maintained its position, holding first and second place with the […]

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Gambling: Four ads banned from Looney Tunes app

Image copyright Google Play Gambling ads that appeared on an app “appealing to under 18s” have been banned by the advertising watchdog. The ads for LottoGo EuroMillions, William Hill Vegas, Betfair Bingo and Dunder came up in the Looney Tunes World of Mayhem app in February. All four firms say they have since stopped working […]

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Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram

Image copyright Instagram The aunt of a 12-year-old girl has shared screenshots online of the adverts her niece was served up on Instagram during the course of a day. Every single one was based around fashion or beauty. The girl, who is just about to turn 13 – the minimum age for Instagram – has […]

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US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks'

Image caption The complexity of Russia’s electricity grid makes it a hard target, says expert Russia has said it is “possible” that its electrical grid is under cyber-attack by the US. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said reports that US cyber-soldiers had put computer viruses on its electrical grid was a “hypothetical possibility”. His comments came […]

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Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'

Image copyrightGetty Images / BBC Instagram “can’t solve bullying on its own” the social media company’s boss Adam Mosseri says. He’s told Radio 1 Newsbeat that online bullying needs to be tackled as part of a wider plan. Mr Mosseri says he doesn’t want people to “get depressed” on the platform, but “we can’t stop […]

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Watch Dogs at E3: We want players to find value in other people

Image copyrightUbisoft The maker of a game set in a post-Brexit London says he wants it to help players “value” people from different backgrounds. In Watch Dogs: Legion, which takes place in the “not-too-distant future”, gamers will control a group of hackers trying to take down a regime which has taken control of the UK […]

107411152 p07df4lm - Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system
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Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system

Heathrow’s luggage system can handle 180,000 items per day but it’s already straining at the seams. It’s just one of the parts of the airport which will need an upgrade once the third runway is complete. Tom Burridge takes a look inside. Filmed and edited by Neil Drake. Do you have a view about this […]

107406829 airmaltapic airmaltaaeroplanecoastlineshot - How a struggling airline went soaring through the cloud
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How a struggling airline went soaring through the cloud

Image copyright Kurt Arrigo Image caption Air Malta has turned loss in to profit after embracing the “API economy” Air Malta managed to turn its business around after two decades of losses and soar with the big boys and girls in the airline industry. But how? Air Malta is a tiny operator with 10 aircraft […]

107407206 8a5e929e 245c 42fd b8b3 1463dad7f0f2 - Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says
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Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Samsung issued the safety advice to owners of its QLED-branded TVs Samsung has advised owners of its latest TVs to run regular virus scans. A how-to video on the Samsung Support USA Twitter account demonstrates the more than a dozen remote-control button presses required to access the sub-menu needed […]

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Instagram to make hacked account recovery easier

Image copyright Getty Images Instagram is testing a new way for people to recover their accounts if they get locked out or hacked. Currently locked-out account holders have to email specific verification to Instagram’s security team before access can be restored. The trial is an in-app function where users submit contact information associated with the […]